Tag Archives: Mary Portas

Selling us short: the Retail dilemma

As Christmas approaches many retailers are hoping that they will have a good end to the year which will ensure they survive through 2013. Its hard, and the amount of empty retail property is a testament to it. Now is … Continue reading

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6 Reasons why we ALL need a market

Some months ago the Ashbourne Thursday market was given a reprieve for 12 months with the promise of support in marketing it and improved signage in the town to help people find it. As the calendar ticks on the decision … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Phillips is right – we need a Neighbourhood Team

Jeffrey Phillips from Ashbourne Partnership stood up towards the end of the Housing Consultation meeting in the Town Hall. As he looked over the 200 or so people in the Ball Room he indicated his hope that the expression of … Continue reading

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Market shenanigans

Enough is enough! Regular readers will know I love markets and believe they are a valuable part of the social and economic fabric of a community. There has been some utter nonsense spoken about Ashbourne market There has certainly been … Continue reading

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High streets in Derbyshire could be set for a major boost if a bid for funding from the Government’s Mary Portas-inspired retail revitalisation programme is successful. Local authorities are being invited to set up ‘town teams’, to…

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How Ashbourne can get Mary’s money! Help!

The Portas Review was commissioned in 2012 and reported back in December. The mission was to review the state of Britain’s high streets and propose a plan of action. What Mary found was the same problems were seen everywhere and … Continue reading

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Ashbourne Market..the state of play

Thanks for all the support the campaign has received so far. We have 196 signatories to the Petition on the Derbyshire Dales website http://bit.ly/yYZ4nY . Not only is this a sizeable number with 7 days to go but the names are from … Continue reading

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A Portas Pilot for Ashbourne?

12 towns around the country are going to share £1m of Government funding to implement some of Mary Portas’s findings in a way which could be replicated across the country. Submissions need to be in by 31st March. Scour the … Continue reading

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Ashbourne market developments… A need for leadership

So the meeting to review the markets has been put back to a special meeting in Matlock on 22nd March which is excellent news. It still leaves a challenge for the groundswell of opinion against closure to coalesce and find … Continue reading

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